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Old 03-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #10981
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Since I cant stand to wait for pictures, what are you going to do on it? Red, White and Blue?
No one has even one painted up yet, and that paint scheme is already cliche.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #10982
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I really need an answer to this if anyone can...

Will the Gens ace 4000mah 2S1P 7.4V 30C hard case Lipo battery Size: 137.60 * 47.59 * 20.98mm(L * W * H)
Fit into a HPI Sport 2 OK???
I have heard some hardcased Lipos have problems in these cars...
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No one has even one painted up yet, and that paint scheme is already cliche.
Can't really argue with that.
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Since I cant stand to wait for pictures, what are you going to do on it? Red, White and Blue?
yeah - that's what I going to do...its always been my favorite paint scheme for trans am...so much to dodgeboy's disappointment, i'm going that way...

it will be in his possession tomorrow night
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i hear that - but, like i said, its my all-time favorite paint scheme, so mine's gonna go that way
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I really need an answer to this if anyone can...

Will the Gens ace 4000mah 2S1P 7.4V 30C hard case Lipo battery Size: 137.60 * 47.59 * 20.98mm(L * W * H)
Fit into a HPI Sport 2 OK???
I have heard some hardcased Lipos have problems in these cars...
Thanks,
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probably better to ask that in a thread specific to that car - not sure how many guys run that here...i'm sure there's an active thread about that car on rctech some wheres

best thing you can try is mock one up and try fitting it yourself - probably can make it out of styrofoam or something like that
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i hear that - but, like i said, its my all-time favorite paint scheme, so mine's gonna go that way
needs to be a white yellow blue fade is what it needs to be
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needs to be a white yellow blue fade is what it needs to be
I'm the one that is going to be painting it. The first one is getting done in the original paint scheme with a different number but in the correct style of numbering as for the rest of the j71 bodies. I have a couple other schemes that I have found that will be done at a later date. I also have some ideas on period correct schemes.
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Will the Gens ace 4000mah 2S1P 7.4V 30C hard case Lipo battery Size: 137.60 * 47.59 * 20.98mm(L * W * H)
Fit into a HPI Sport 2 OK???
I have heard some hardcased Lipos have problems in these cars...
Thanks,
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shouldn't be a problem. I am using the zippy 4000 2S in my sprint 2, and there is a little bit of wiggle room still. The problem with a lot of hardcases is the height of the case causing the belt to rub.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8357
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The hard case lipos stick pack fit fine. I have two Enerland lipos which are rectangular lipos. I did raise the height of the top plate and extend the battery holders on each side. I had it rub once. I'm not sure why. I would take the car to a hobby shop and see what batteries fit. In that way you won't be wasting money. Or, if you have friends with different lipos see how theirs fit.
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shouldn't be a problem. I am using the zippy 4000 2S in my sprint 2, and there is a little bit of wiggle room still. The problem with a lot of hardcases is the height of the case causing the belt to rub.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8357
Keeping in mind, of course, that NONE of the Zippy LiPos (nor anything else sold by HK) are ROAR-approved. If your individual track does not require LiPo technology batteries to be ROAR-approved then you'd be fine, but there are a LOT of tracks out there that DO depend upon ROAR for their insurance and, thus, must require the batteries used at their events to be ROAR-approved.

DO NOT ASSUME...ASK YOUR TRACK OWNER/MANAGER BEFORE YOU BUY WHAT MAY BE A NON-COMPLIANT BATTERY!!

ROAR-approval of batteries is also a USVTA requirement. Again, if your track doesn't strictly follow USVTA standards you may be golden. If you plan to race at a USVTA event, though, like their upcoming Nats you can pretty well bet you'll be required to use a ROAR-approved battery AND that the 5000mah limit will be enforced.

Food for thought,

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Thanks for the battery info guys!!
I've two of these coming http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-30c-40...-hardcase.html and one of these http://www.hobbypartz.com/thac6smbachw.html

Not too bad for the price!

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I want to get into vta and have a chance to pick up a fairly new tc4 for cheap. Will this be a good starter vta chassis? I've never raced on road before, only off road and dirt oval.

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I want to get into vta and have a chance to pick up a fairly new tc4 for cheap. Will this be a good starter vta chassis? I've never raced on road before, only off road and dirt oval.

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The TC4 is a great chassis for VTA period...not just a "starter" car. Experienced racers are winning races everywhere with this chassis.

Do yourself a favor and pick up one of the tuning guides. Mine is M-power, but the XXX-main book is basically the same. Worth it's weight in gold as you try to unlock the speed in your car. Same information applies to off-road as well, but is much more important for on-road.

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Thanks for the battery info guys!!
I've two of these coming http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-30c-40...-hardcase.html and one of these http://www.hobbypartz.com/thac6smbachw.html

Not too bad for the price!

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WOW!! Now those batteries ARE ROAR-approved, $26 each, AND free shipping for the order over $25. If the battery is half-way decent that's got to be the deal of the century. Too bad they're out of the 5000/50C...
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